Fine Art Asia 典亞藝博 2020Yan Gallery booth B7 一畫廊B7號展位 27 - 30 Nov 2020 Yan Gallery is delighted to announce that we will be returning to take part in this year’s Fine Art Asia and would like to invite you to join us at the event. The exhibition will feature outstanding artworks by well-renowned and emerging artists such as Wu Guanzhong, Ren Zhe, Ju...
Flooding the Forbidden City 水淹紫禁城Paintings by Chen Lianqing 陳聯慶作品展 1 Sep - 17 Oct 2020 Born in Chongqing in 1967, Chen Lianqing’s passion for art developed from a young age. He often travelled to Shanghai and Suzhou to seek inspiration for his landscape sketches. After studying in the Chinese Painting department at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1989, the artist pursued his career to...
Wu Guanzhong and Hong Kong 吳冠中與⾹港Prints and Photographies 老照片與版畫展 29 Aug - 21 Sep 2019 吳冠中自上世紀⼋十年代起常常訪問香港，⾹港藝術館曾多次為他舉辦展覽，最近期的是2014 至2015 年的「吳冠中作品捐贈展」；⼀一畫廊亦曾於1989 年為他舉辦首次商業畫展，在港引起很大迴響，同年在蘇富⽐的拍賣中，他的畫作更創下了當時中國畫價格的最⾼紀錄。 吳冠中的作品如《雙燕》、《江南春景》及《周莊》等聞名遐邇，很多觀眾並不陌生。然⽽，對於他數十年來踏⾜香港，在這⽚⼟地上寫生、⽣活，與好友相聚的片段，我們卻很少有機會看到，例如他捧著畫簿描繪街頭（尖沙咀路邊、九⿓鳥街、舊上環街市等）、在取景地留影（如《牆上秋色》的地點⾹港中⽂大學），也有與一眾畫壇大師如林風眠（吳冠中的⽼師）、熊秉明（吳冠中的摯友）及朱德群（吳冠中的摯友）等⼈的合照。
Between Heaven and Earth 天地遊Paintings by Benny SY Li 李純恩畫展 7 - 16 Dec 2018 Benny Li is a well-known figure in Hong Kong, a former chief editor of Ming Pao Newspaper and editor of the Sing Pao Newspaper Supplement, he has hosted various TV shows, appeared in several movies, written many books and screen plays. Benny is also a keen photography and has held...
Drunk in Dreams 醉與夢Lin Jinfu Solo Exhibition 林金福個展 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2018 看林金福人體作品
My Opinion on Jeff Lin's Nude Paintings
Over a dozen years ago, I lectured for a short period to the undergraduate class where Jeff Lin attended and witnessed his first nude sketching. Diligent, smart and sensitive, he was then the best of the whole class.
It is very hard to draw nudes, which is compulsory for students. He is the only one I have ever met who makes constant progress by keeping drawing human bodies after graduation, and transform the classroom-style nude drawings into works with deep connotations and unique ideas in his whole career. It’s really rare.
Fond of male bodies, Jeff often chooses strong and handsome models as his drawing subjects. In his drawings, their gesture languages seem to be telling you something and simultaneously suppressing some other things. Behind the movements of flesh bodies, gloomy vitality is slightly demonstrated.
Nude paintings inside China are mostly focusing on females. Male nudes are manly muscular with inner charismas, but they seem to be rejected by most painters. Body art originates from the Occident and the robustness of male nudes has been a major subject of the art since the Ancient Greece. For over a hundred years, we have been learning drawing skills from both Chinese and western drawings. But in this area of aesthetics, we have almost achieved nothing.
That's why I admire Jeff so much for his distinguishing choice and outstanding courage. For people taking up nude paintings, they would take a long and exhausting road. With his lifetime efforts, Lucian Freud has produced many masterpieces of male nudes, which demonstrate vagueness, confusions and natural grace. Now Jeff aspires to work at this and proceeds arduously forward as his disciple. I am willing to back up and cheer for him.
New York, June 2018
"All students of academy of arts often copy human bodies to improve their drawing skills, but it is rare for them to draw with human nudes as subjects, especially male nudes. Mr. Jeff Lin, in first several years after his graduation from Academy of Arts, Tsinghua University, had been concentrated his efforts admiringly on drawing young and vigorous male nudes to demonstrate their brilliant youth and robustness on the drawing cloth. Then, I thought he will broaden this small field with his firm determination and persistence. Muscles and bodies are of great beauty, but Jeff may imbue his paintings with more mature implications by exhibiting the melancholy and mystery of the male nudes. With continuous growth over these years, Jeff has made a huge progress in his nude drawing works, which is complete in images, vivid in color and rich in connotation. His nude-centered creative works leave us an impression of his inspirations about life, a purer understanding of human bodies, and his unique features. He has made some breakthroughs in some areas of the drawing art.
Mr. Jeff Lin cannot make such impressive achievements today without his adherence to and insistence on art! I hope he can continue keeping this kind of artistic honesty, break all hard future barriers and make continuous self-improvements. I look forward to a special world he can create in the field of artistic creation!"
Fated for Half A Lifetime 半生緣Chen Chengwei Solo Exhibition With Yan Gallery Hong Kong 陳承衛香港一畫廊展 1 - 10 Oct 2017 Fated F or H alf a L ifetime – Chen Cheng-Wei Hong Kong Solo Exhibition Preface When I spoke about my thoughts on this Hong Kong solo exhibition last year, the idea of painting a piece that is different from the past came to my head, I made a...
The Magic Mountain 清音鑄雲山Ink Paintings by He Wei 何微水墨作品展 22 Jun - 9 Jul 2017 “In the idea of Da Chonguang’s theory of painting, the brightest part is ‘empty space always becomes wonderland’……How to apply a contemporary view to traditional themes and revitalize the traditional theme may be the responsibility endowed by times to artists like He Wei. He Wei has a good start and...
Catch the Moment 筆游·心動Paintings by Marco Szeto 司徒志明作品展 27 Oct - 29 Nov 2016 Utinam nonumy aliquip ne vim, no nihil dicam est. Velit nonumy invidunt cu sed, te mei ocurreret consectetuer. Stet iuvaret nec at, ut suas vocent prodesset nam. Mel libris phaedrum ad. Dicit possit luptatum qui an. Quisque egestas diam in arcu cursus euismod quis. Arcu vitae elementum curabitur vitae nunc...
Prescription for the Soul 處方Sculptures by Wang Xinggang 王興剛雕塑展 9 Sep - 12 Oct 2016
Ink Paintings by Yick Hang 益行彩墨Yick Hang Solo Exhibition 益行水墨個展 8 - 24 Sep 2016 這個九月一畫廊榮幸帶來香港藝術家徐益行水墨個展——“益行彩墨”，彷如拂面清风。展覽中近三十件作品，凝聚了她數十年對藝術的感悟，于觀者必將是一場視覺的盛宴，誠邀您共賞。 Yan Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition of ink paintings by Yick Hang (Anne Tsui). This exhibition comprises around 30 works, which can roughly be divided into three categories of flower paintings, landscape paintings and scenes of Hong Kong.
Home Sweet Home 江南我家Oil Paintings by Wu Weixin 吳為心油畫作品展 28 Apr - 31 May 2016
Red Guard Movement: 50th Anniversary 紅衛兵運動50週年Oil Paintings by Shen Hanwu 沈漢武油畫作品展 22 Mar - 10 Apr 2016
IT’S A COLOURFUL WORLDEuropean Artists Group Show x Hong Kong Art Gallery Week 6 - 30 Nov 2015
The Art of Being Myself 我自己的藝術New Ink Paintings by Chen Lianqing 陳聯慶新水墨作品展 28 Nov - 14 Dec 2014 ABOUT THE ARTIST Chen Lianqing studied traditional Chinese painting as a young man, however, when he first exhibited with us in Hong Kong in 2007, it was his very contemporary acrylic on canvas paintings on the theme of “Flooding the Forbidden City” that were shown and, for which he has...
Liu Kun: My Life 劉錕：我的人生Solo Exhibition of Liu Kun 劉錕個展 7 - 24 Apr 2011 Yan Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition entitled “My Life”, which will feature a collection of oil paintings and resin sculptures by Mainland Chinese a rtist Liu Kun. Liu’s first exhibition with Yan Gallery, entitled “The Power of Mystery” was held in 2004 and was well received by...
Shall We Dance? 雙人舞Oil Paintings by Liu Kun 劉錕油畫展 7 - 30 Dec 2005
Unforgettable 難忘鄉間路Ink Paintings by Nie Ou 聶鷗水墨畫集 26 Jun - 20 Jul 2003